Ground Beef Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination
Many of us make ground beef a regular part of our diet for many reasons from taste to health benefits, with a high amount of protein and iron. We eat it as burgers, in casseroles or as meatloaf. Whatever way you eat your ground beef, you generally don’t think about the possibilities of disease in the meat you buy.
However, as Fox 2 Now reports, many thousand pounds of ground beef products have been recalled because of possibly being contaminated with E. Coli. The USDA says that the beef was shipped to retailers across the country. The beef was produced at Omaha company All American Meats, Inc. The issue was found on October 30th when one sample was positive for E. Coli. The boxes of recalled meat vary in weight, from 60 to 80 pounds as well as varying in fat content, from 73/27 to 85/15.
The USDA said there have been no reported illness related to the meat. However, if you are having signs of E. Coli, including bloody stool, cramping in the stomach, fever or vomiting, you should be seen immediately by a medical professional.
Though there have been no illnesses reported yet, a defective food product can have serious consequences. After being seen by a medical professional, you can contact your St. Louis defective product attorneys to help you decide what to do next.